Literally meaning: “state of glassy fat ”
Origin: Anc Greek
+ λίπος/λίπος(=fat, grease) >λίπος > verb λείβω/livo(=grease)
+ (-ωσις)/(-osis )(=suffix denoting “process” or “state”)
Lipoyalinosis was originally defined by Fisher in the 1960’s as “segmental arteriolar wall disorganisation”.
Lipohyalinosis is the condition of hyaline thickening of arterioles in brain.